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The Presidential Ideas Festival is coming May 21-23, 2019
The Bush Years
Barbara Perry is featured in this new CNN documentary series
The unprecedented Trump–Fox News relationship
Presidents have long been close with media outlets. But this is different.
Cancer on the Presidency
John Dean briefs Nixon on the growing threat to his administration
Edward M. Kennedy: An Oral History
Barbara Perry's new book explores the late senator's remarkable life and career—in his own words
To end the Korean War? Peace on the Peninsula
Nine delegates from the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU) attended the inaugural KINU-UVA Joint Symposium on Korea, in which leading experts addressed the prospects for a lasting peace joined by White Burkett Miller Professor of History Philip Zelikow
How Birch Bayh saved the progressive wing of the Democratic Party
Barbara Perry writes in The Hill how Bayh's progressive Democratic politics might enlighten today’s struggle for the party’s soul
Fox News in the era of Trump
Miller Center scholar Nicole Hemmer is interviewed on WBUR's On Point about the close connections between the president and the network
The similarities between Michael Cohen and John Dean
Watergate expert Ken Hughes hearkens back to Nixon's personal lawyer in ThinkProgress
Registration is now open for a groundbreaking conference on the state of the American presidency
Secret White House Tapes
LBJ orders some new Haggar pants
President Johnson called the Haggar clothing company to order some new pants, providing specific (and sometimes graphic) instructions on how they should be customized for him
"Some fool thing"
14 months before Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ruminates on the growing crisis in the East
Nixon on Jews in the federal government
Nixon orders his chief of staff to "see what we can do about" Jews in the federal government.
The First Year Project: Infrastructure
He was the first and (so far) the only President of the United States to resign the office
He just moved up in historians' rankings, to fifth-best president in the nation's history
Critical insights for the nation's governance
The Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history and strives to apply the lessons of history to the nation's most pressing contemporary governance challenges.